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Oge Okoye- There Are Some Roles I Can’t Do

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Oge Okoye is one of the darlings of the Nigerian movie industry having appeared in dozens of movies. In this interview with Thisday Live she talks about her movie roles and life when the camera isn’t rolling.

HOW I GOT INTO ACTING …

I got into acting in 2001. I had always wanted to act so I went for an audition and got a role. According to my mother, when I was young, I was always saying I wanted to be a super star someday; that I used to walk up and down the house doing fashion parade as a child.

She thought I was going to be a model, not an actress. I love everything about drama, in church, I was involved in drama. I was at the Enugu State University of Technology at first reading Accountancy. I did that for a whole year and I was like, ‘God in heaven, you know I shouldn’t be doing this.’ My father wanted me to be a medical doctor and I knew I wasn’t going to do it. So I persuaded him and I left for Nnamdi Azikiwe University where I studied Theater Arts. I started going for auditions here and there.

I was so lucky when I got a minor role in “Caesar to Caesar”, a long time ago. After that, I got a role in Spanner, my first and only comedy movie that starred Nkem Owoh and Chinedu Ikedieze.

 

I was so scared at first to act with Nkem Owoh, but I did it. After that, I was in Sister Mary. I have been on and on since then. I’m one person that likes to take my time when I’m doing any thing. If I’m going to produce a movie, it would not be a half- baked movie or just do it like fast because I want to produce a movie. I want to do something that in the next 10 -20 years, you’d still refer to it and say it was a good movie. I really like taking my time. Expect something big from me very soon. I know that before the end of this year, something wonderful would happen. I already have three movies lined up and I’m making plans on writing a book soon.

COPING WITH MY HUSBAND……

Yes, my husband is far away, but honestly, it’s not a problem for us. We understand ourselves; we love each other; we know when to draw the line. We are like brother and sister. It’s all about the relationship; it’s all about communication. He calls me almost 10 times in a day. Every night, I must talk to him before I sleep; it’s a must. It’s not much of a problem. I’m always there, and if I’m not there, he is here. Next week, he would be around so it’s not much of a problem.

ME, MY HUSBAND AND LOVE …

It was really not love at first sight with my husband. I personally don’t believe in love at first sight. I believe in working it out and knowing ourselves to know if we are compatible. So, that is exactly what happened between me and my husband. We were friends at first and it was going on like that then the marriage came. I got married in 2005.

I met him early 2004. Marriage has made me more mature in life. I am so matured that sometimes when I am having a discussion with my very close cousin who is like my sister, she would tell me that I’m talking like an old woman. I have two lovely kids. My boy is 5 years old, and my second a girl, is a year and 4 months. It’s really hard, but it takes a whole lot of hard work and a lot of sincerity for marriage to survive.

There are some questions people will ask you about your relationship and you wouldn’t even know what to say and you wouldn’t want to lie. You are just like caught in the middle. One thing I just don’t do is to allow any part of me to suffer – my job, my career, my family. I try to fix a balance. And on marriage breakup tales, it is totally false, I really don’t know why people would be breaking up our marriage and bringing it back for us on their own. I really can’t get it.

 

NO TO NUDE ROLES…

Honestly I can’t take up a role that will involve nudity because of our society. The way we see it, I will just be seen as the worst person on earth. I wouldn’t do that because our culture doesn’t allow it. But I could do other sensual roles but for nude, I wouldn’t. Funny enough, my husband is not complaining about my romantic roles.

I really don’t know if he feels bad, but I know that being a human being like I am, he might be feeling bad inside but he is not showing it. He encourages me a lot; he is always there for me. It’s not much of a problem though he doesn’t watch my movies, unless maybe you see him hiding somewhere watching it.

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‘Anyone Making Jokes About Running Away From Nigeria Is Stupid’ – Runtown

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Nigerian singer, Douglas Jack Agu alias Runtown, has labelled people making jokes about running away from Nigeria ‘stupid’, adding that they have lost their minds.

The singer is obviously not pleased with Nigerians who have chosen to react to the President’s national address by saying they are planning to travel to another country.

The musician also stated that the protest against bad governance and police brutality is far from over. Taking to his Twitter page, he tweets:

“Anyone making memes and jokes about running is stupid and lost their damn minds!!!”

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This is not over until it’s over!!“, he rejoined.

See his tweets below:

The singer’s posts

 

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‘I Have Not Slept Since Lekki Toll Gate Massacre’ – Burna Boy

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'I Have Not Slept Since Lekki Toll Gate Massacre' - Burna Boy
'I Have Not Slept Since The Lekki Toll Gate Massacre' - Burna Boy

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Popular Nigerian artist, Damini Ogulu alias Burna Boy, has revealed that he has not slept since the day of the Lekki Tollgate massacre that claimed lives and left others injured.

The award winning musician took to his Twitter page to disclose that the incident has left him traumatized ever since. He added that he has witnessed many deaths in his life but Tuesday’s massacre is one that still keeps him up at night.

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In his words:

“I HAVE NOT SLEPT since 20/10/2020. I close my eyes and all I see is Lekki toll gate. I’ve seen a lot of Violence and death in my life but this is the one that has traumatized me.”

See his tweet below:

The singer’s tweet

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‘Stop Dealing With Every Feedback’, Sarkodie Advises On How To Handle Internet Trolls

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'Stop Dealing With Every Feedback', Sarkodie Advises On How To Handle Internet Trolls
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Ghanaian rapper, Sarkodie, has advised on how to handle internet trolls. The award-winning rapper believes it is best to stop dealing with every feedback received from them.

According to him, there are different kinds of people on the internet because the internet does not filter people that sign up.

Therefore, he thinks it is best to get one’s message across at the targeted audience who would not misconstrue one’s points.

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Taking to his official Twitter page, he writes:

“The internet doesn’t filter the people that sign up so you are guaranteed to have all types of species on here so always remember to get your message across to those targeted and stop dealing with every feedback”

See his tweet below:

Sarkodie’s post

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